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Previously November 29, 2012 – January 20, 2013
Contemporary Arts Center and PhotoNOLA present
Priya Kambli: Color Falls Down
Art Lab Gallery
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 1, 6-8pm
Artist Talk & Book Signing: Sunday, Dec 2, 1pm
Priya Kambli – Me (Polpat and Turmeric)
Priya Kambli was born and raised in India, and moved to the United States at the age of eighteen, carrying her entire life in one suitcase. Pairing customs reminiscent of a different place and time with her contemporary American life, Kambli foregrounds the ideas of displacement through storytelling. Kambli’s photographic language consists of entangled autobiographical artifacts that carry diverse temporal and cultural meanings. In front of the camera, Kambli dually performs her ancestors’ histories, as well as her own in attempts to journal what it means for her to be bicultural. She shuffles all of these journeyed objects—including her representation of self—to form a family tree of disjointed stories. The juxtapositions of old and new bridge gaps in time and space, transforming the artist’s attachment to the past and present.
Priya Kambli – Dada Aajooba and Muma
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